Greenland as a future independent foreign policy actor

Marco Schow, Niklas Westerberg & Aron Szpisjak

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The Danish government currently remains in charge of Greenland’s foreign policy. A steady movement towards further independence present us, however, with a need to advance some educated guesses of what a Greenland in charge of its own foreign policy would act like. To that end, this project will utilize content analysis in order to look at the rhetoric of Greenland’s political leaders to ascertain their foreign policy positions as representatives of the Greenlandic population and caretakers of its interests. We will attempt to present an outline of a Greenlandic foreign policy in several important areas including resources and cooperation with major powers. Through the use of content analysis we establish several factors as being evident in the shaping of a foreign policy-making. We expect that Greenland's economic conditions will improve with the financial injections provided to it through the responsible utilization of the country’s national resources, thereby greatly improving its chances of reaching national independency as is the primary aim of the current political agenda.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 jun. 2014
VejledereMichelle Pace


  • International Relations
  • Greenland